I got thrown into my first start because Tommy (Maddox) was injured. It was a whirlwind of events and I was just trying not to screw up. I just didn’t want to let my teammates down. — Ben, on his own pro debut.

Ben was a call-in guest on the The Fan’s Cook & Poni Show after practice.

Some of the topics he covered in a short time – working with the Steelers rookies and Lance Moore; the buzz surrounding the major league debut of Pirates Outfielder Gregory Polanco; the emergency appendectomy surgery for Pirates second baseman Neil Walker, and his own in 2006; as well as his upcoming Foundation event, tournament, and his Kids Camp:

You can listen to his interview here.